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Extra! – Build Your Own Convention

With the Gallifrey One convention’s announcement of Jodie Whittaker as a headline guest Deb, Kat, and Liz get in the convention spirit by building their own fantastical fan convention. Join us as we name our dream headliners, guests, creatives, cosplay elements, and as a bonus, what guests we’d like to see play the iconic “This or That”.

What shiny discs would you like to acquire? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Chain Reaction: Catherine Tate Interviews David Tennant
Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
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Extra! – 5 Verities Makes a Gally

Sadly, this recording at Gallifrey One doesn’t feature all five of the Verities that were in attendance at the con; Lynne flew out earlier on Sunday, and Erika was felled by a nasty cold. Join Deb, Katrina, and Lizbeth as they exhaustedly chat about the delights of this year’s Gally, and there were many!

Did you attend Gally this year? Let us know your favourite things to see/do in the comments!


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Extra! – Gallifrey (One) Stands

Another wildly successful Gallifrey One is in the books! From the silly to the sublime to the truly moving, it was a weekend to remember. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we reminisce about the amazing weekend that was.

Were you at Gally as well? Share your highlights and memories in the comments!


PS: Click here for more info about the #WhoAgainstGuns promo that precedes this Extra!

Related links:
“In Defense Of” champs Riley Silverman, Sarah, and The Master
The Incomparable Game Show (featuring cheese negotiations)
Radio Free Skaro and the Seven Keys to Doomsday (Gally kickoff show)
Gangsters theme song
Joy Piedmont and Paul Booth (of Gally’s Academic Track)
Alyssa’s (Whovian Feminism, This Week in Time Travel) write-up of Deb’s “Gallifrey Waits No More” panel (and tweet thread)
Reality Bomb Episode 054 – Live at Gallifrey One
Hammer House of Podcast
Verity! tumblers!

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Extra! – CarCast!

Another LI Who is in the books! Join Deb and Erika from the car on I-95(!) as we talk about the weekend that was, suggest tips for good panel moderation, discuss the 13th Doctor’s new costume, squee over the news that Steven Moffat will be at Gallifrey One(!), and almost get killed by a careless driver (not Deb).

Were you at LI Who? Or do you have some ideas on how to make sure all panelists get their chance to speak? Let us know in the comments!


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Extra – Happy Things at Chicago TARDIS

verityextract2016Chicago TARDIS was, once again, a delightful experience for Lynne and Erika. They are joined by honorary-Verity, Amber Ensign (Erika’s sister!) as they discuss what made this year’s con great.

Apologies if you were expecting a special live version of “In Defense Of”. We had a blast doing it on the main stage this year, but the tech gods were not with us, alas.

If you were there in person and would like to share some memories of the con, please feel free to do so in the comments!


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Gallifrey Once Again

VerityExtraGally2016Once again, we bring you a slightly sleep-deprived, recorded-in-person-live-at-Gally extra! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we blearily chat about what made this year’s Gallifrey One convention so spectacular for each of us.

We mention all kinds of awesome stuff during this episode, but post-Gally travel and fatigue have prevented cataloging everything. Google is your friend and mine. If you’d like more info or a link to something you can’t find, let us know in the comments, and we’ll see what we can do.

Along the same lines, if we mentioned you or your awesome doings, please feel free to put links to yourself or your stuff in the comments. Share your fabness!

Instead of links, please enjoy some pictures from our Verity! meetup, courtesy of our pal Chip, the Two-minute Time Lord.


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Extra! – Gallyriffic!


Once again, we bring you a Gallifrey One-based Verity! that we recorded while in the same room! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we giggle over convention fun and revel in the rare experience of recording face-to-face. This year’s Gally saw many of the Verities on stage (interviewing!), on panels (being erudite and awesome!), and wandering the lobby and halls of the LAX Marriott (having a lovely time!).

In addition, Deb has a great interview with director Rachel Talalay, who was a bit of a rockstar at this year’s convention.


Bonus thank-you link:
Roam Mobility (who made it possible for Erika and Kat to stay in touch while conventioning!)

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Verity! Episode 62 – Live at Chicago TARDIS (The Second Helping)

VerityEpisode62For the second year running, the kind folks at Chicago TARDIS let us do our thing in front of a live audience of Doctor Who fans. Such fun! Join Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we chat about the con and then talk about topics suggested by the audience!

Apologies for the possibly-incomplete show notes this time around. I was on stage and didn’t take my usual copious notes. If we mention something there’s no link for, leave a comment (or tweet us) and we’ll hook you up with some more info!


Big Finish
Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories (by [among others] Liz!)
The Seeds of Doom
Steven from Radio Free Skaro interviewed Billie Piper

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Verity! Extra! – Gallifrey One-derful

VerityExtraGally2014-300Have you ever been curious what four exhausted, happy, giggly Doctor Who podcasters sound like as they approach the end of a truly wonderful convention? Now’s your chance to find out! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as they recap their Gallifrey One experiences and marvel at how strange (and fun) it is to record while sitting in the same room! Expect some fun anecdotes, talk of interesting panels, and occasional ramblings/brain freezes. This was recorded Sunday evening, after all.

(Post-con brain fog is also my excuse for re-using the “one-derful” gag. I apologize for nothing!)

Huge thanks to everyone who made this another in a long line of fantastic Gally experiences. And to everyone who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you there next year!


Pertinent links:
Gallifrey One
Radio Free Skaro Gallifrey Stands (live show kickoff video)
Charlie Kirchoff
London Falling
The Severed Streets (preorder)
The Hamilton Stories
Upstairs, Downstairs

Special thanks to Steven Schapansky for acting as our Location Technical Producer for this ep!

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Verity! Spotting – Gallifrey One


Gallifrey One, the amazing Doctor Who Convention of Awesome also known as Gally (#gally1), is almost upon us!  Sadly all of the Verity! crew won’t be in attendance but Deb, Erika, Kat and Liz will be in Los Angeles to take part in this fantastic  event.  (Someday we’ll have all six Verities in one space…SOMEDAY!) Want to find us at Gally? Take a look at our schedule and stop by and say hi! We might even have a Verity! ribbon or two. ;-)   If you can’t make it and want to keep up with the action, be sure to follow us on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting about the cool events and incredible cosplay that Gally is known for.  See you in Los Angeles! ^D


Journey to the Centre of the Fandom: (Program D, 12:30 p.m.) Doctor Who fans expect a lot, but quite often tend to go overboard in their expectations.  Our panel will examine the so-called ‘entitlement’ issue from fandom, expectations of how Doctor Who should be written — for the general public, for the kids, or for its more hardcore consumers — and how best to balance this going forward. With Erika Ensign

Colour Separation Overlay: (Program C, 3:30 p.m.) Has Doctor Who truly hit its stride of late with its representations of diversity and color on screen, or has it always been that way?  Why did it take 45 years to find its first companions of color, and why might depictions of color been more prominent or more nuanced in other eras?  And did it ever represent racist overtones?  Our panel will take a look at what the series has done right – or wrong – over the years. With Deb Stanish


Tumbling Who:  (Program D, 10 a.m) Beyond what we consider the ‘original’ internet fan community of discussion forums, Livejournals and websites, there’s a whole other world of fandom out there… vast tracts of fandom on Tumblr, social videos shared on Vine, connections made that the ‘old timers’ would never dream  about.  We’ll take a look beyond our comfort zone into the realms of Doctor Who fandom many of us never dreamed about… With Katrina Griffiths

Scientists & Sprained Ankles: The Women of 60′s & 70s Doctor Who: (Program D, Sunday 11 am) In a post-feminist era, we often look back on the early days of Doctor Who with rose-colored glasses, but its portrayal of women was not always what we would like it to have been.  We will take a look back at the portrayal of women in the early years of the show, and how it set the tone for years to come. With Deb Stanish

At The Eleventh Hour: (Program D, Sunday 12 p.m.) Matt Smith’s voyage in the TARDIS is done, and it’s certainly been a ride.  We will look back objectively at the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who, discussing his portrayal of the Doctor, his companions and adversaries, and the writing and production under the auspices of Steven Moffat.  With Liz Myles

London Falling: An Interview with Paul Cornell (Program Room C, 3 p.m.)  With Deb Stanish